Women Alike shine at race

It was a good day for the Women Alike Abreast A River Dragon Boat Team. Recently back from their trip to Italy where 11 members had joined forces with paddlers from Saint John to form the Maritime Dragons team and participate in four half-kilometre races, Saturday’s Race on the River felt like an easier task....

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Paddles up for $98,000

Chris Higdon couldn’t thank the community enough on Saturday, after announcing the 17th annual Race on the River had raised $98,000. The president of the New Glasgow Dragon Boat Society raved about the success of the event, which saw more than 35 teams participating. “It’s remarkable the spirit we have. What a great place to...

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Paddles up!

Workers were on deck early this morning (Friday)  in preparation for the annual Race on the River Dragon Boat Festival at Glasgow Square. Set up for the event began today with road closures for the event expected to begin at 6 p.m. Opening ceremonies are today at 6:45 p.m. featuring entertainment by Jakki Rogue, Albert...

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Road closures for Dragon Boat festival

The Glasgow Square parking lot will be closed all day on Friday, July 21, beginning at 6 a.m. for  site set up and preparations for the Race on the River Pictou County Dragon Boat Festival. Road closures on Friday will include the closure of Riverside Parkway from  George Street to MacLean Street, beginning on Friday...

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Paddles up! It’s Race on the River time

Web.com employees are getting their ‘paddles up’ in preparation for this year’s annual Race on the River. Ryan Northover, director of client services for the New Glasgow company, said his team is excited about participating in the annual event — the first for Web.com. “It was an idea of our social committee,” he said. Some...

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Paddles up! Dragon Boat celebrating 15 years

NEW GLASGOW – The sound of drums beating will echo through the downtown Saturday at the 15th annual Race on the River Dragon Boat Festival. Opening ceremonies kick off  Friday at 6:45 p.m. with the parade of teams as well as the traditional dotting of the eye which is meant to awaken the dragon and...

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